Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 1993 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 4 |Article ID 262037 | https://doi.org/10.1155/1993/262037

Daniel Eymard, François Lebel, "Cryptococcal cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection treated with fluconazole", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 4, Article ID 262037, 6 pages, 1993. https://doi.org/10.1155/1993/262037

Cryptococcal cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection treated with fluconazole

Received20 Dec 1991
Accepted14 Jul 1992

Abstract

A 37-year-old woman with a cadaveric renal allotransplantation required intra-cranial shunting devices after a presumptive episode of tuberculous meningitis. Six months later, she developed a culture-proven cryptococcal meningitis. Without having her ventriculo-auricular shunt removed, she was successfully treated with a short course of amphotericin B (335 mg) and flucytosine (nine days) followed by prolonged therapy with oral fluconazole (400 mg daily for 72 days). Three years post treatment she had no evidence of relapse, and normal renal graft function.

Copyright © 1993 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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